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Noel N. Williams, MB, BCh, MCh, FRCSI, FRCS(Gen)
Gastrointestinal Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
4 Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Shakira Tucker
Administrative Telephone: 215-349-5226
Administrative Fax: 215-349-8195
Patient Appointments: 215-662-2626

Clinical Office:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
West Pavilion, 4th Floor
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone: 215-615-7500
Clinical Fax: 215-349-8195
Patient Appointments: 215-662-2626

Contact Information (internal use only)

williamn@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Noel N. Williams is Director of the UPHS Bariatric Surgery Program. He was appointed to the Penn Faculty in 1997 and is a Board Certified Surgeon in the United Kingdom and Ireland having completed his training in Ireland in 1994. Dr. Williams completed in Surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 which included a research fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania & the Wistar Institute, Philadelphia in 1989.

 

As Director of the the Bariatric Surgery Program, Dr. Williams and the Bariatric Surgery Team at Penn offer comprehensive medical care for morbidly obese patients before and after surgery. The expertise of professionals in psychology, nutrition, medicine, nursing and surgery are the core components of the program. The PENN Bariatric Surgery team works together to provide the patient with the best medical care, while achieving lifestyle and weight loss goals.

Best Doctors
Dr, Williams was voted as one of the Best Doctors in America 2011-2012 in his specialty.
 
Appointments
1982 - 1983 Instructor in Anatomy
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
 
1991 - 1992 Lecturer in Surgery
Mater Hospital & University College
Dublin, Ireland
 
1994 - 1996 Assistant Instructor in Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1996 - 1997 Instructor in Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1997 - 2003 Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2003 - 2007 Assistant Professor of Surgery at HUP
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - 2013 Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2013 - present Professor of Clinical Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
1992 - 1994 Senior Registrar in Surgery
Dublin Hospitals, Dublin, Ireland
 
1997 - present Attending Surgeon
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Other Appointments
1982 - 1983 Member Blood Transfusion Committee
Richmond Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
 
1996 - 1997 Leadership Challenge Team for Peri-Operative Care
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1997 - present Director, William T. Fitts Surgery Education Center
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1998 - present Director, Basic Surgery (Preliminary Residency) Training Program
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1999 - present Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Therapy
 
1999 - present Associate Member, Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases
 
2002 - present Director, UPHS Bariatric Surgery Program
 
2005 - present Director, Preliminary Surgery Residency UPHS
 
2006 - present HUP Supply Chain Committee
 
2006 - present Director, Department of Surgery Simulation Center
 
2007 - present HUP Clinical Excellence Advisory Committee
 
2007 - present Associate Program Director
General Surgery Residency, UPHS
 
2008 - present Chairman, Medical Records Committee
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)
 
2013-present  Steering Committee Translational Obesity Center of Excellence
 
Education/Training
1975 - 1981 M.B. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
(medical school)
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
1981 - 1982 Internship - Richmond Hospital
Dublin, Ireland
 
1982 - 1983 Instructor in Anatomy
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
 
1983 - 1983 Senior House Officer
Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
 
1984 - 1986 Dublin Regional Surgical Training Scheme
Dublin, Ireland
 
1987 - 1989 Research Fellow
Harrison Department of Surgical Research
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1989 - 1990 Registrar in Surgery, Beaumont Hospital
Dublin, Ireland
 
1990 - 1991 Registrar in Surgery, Meath/Adelaide Hospitals
Dublin, Ireland
 
1991 - 1992 Lecturer, Surgical Professorial Unit
Mater Hospital & University College
Dublin, Ireland
 
1992 - 1994 Senior Registrar in Surgery
Irish Higher Surgical Training Scheme
Dublin, Ireland
 
1994 - 1996 Resident in Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1996 - 1997 Chief Resident in Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National /International Societies

1984 - present   

Intensive Care Society of Ireland
 
1984 - present   Irish Association for Cancer Research
 
1984 - present     Irish Society of Gastroenterology
 
1985 - present Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland
 
1986 - present  Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Fellow)
 
1987 - present   Surgical Research Society of Great Britain and Ireland
 
1988 - present    Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA (Associate Scientist)
 
1989 - present  Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy
Executive Secretary, 4th Congress, Dublin 1992
 
1996 - present  Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Education Committee (2009 - present)
Membership Committee (2010 - present)
 
1997 - present   Association for Surgical Education
 
2004 - present   American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (Fellow)
 
2004 - present  Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
 
2007 - present International Society of Surgery  
 
2007 - present   Association of Program Directors (APDS)
 
Regional and Local Societies

1998 - present

Penn Surgical Society
 
Research
 
Tumor biology and molecular biology of colorectal cancer including
  • Growth factors
  • Invasion and metastases
  • Eicosinoids in colon cancer
  • Calcium channel blockers and colon cancer
  • The Role of the FHIT tumor suppressor gene in esophageal and pancreatic cancers
 
 
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, peer reviewed
  1. Williams NN, Nolan A, Otridge B, Bouchier-Hayes D.  Reorganisation of blood trans-fusion policies in elective surgery. Irish Medical Journal 78:213-217, 1985.
  2. Williams NN, Flanagan AM, Lynch G, Bouchier-Hayes D.  Neurovascular traction injuries to the upper limb: management and prognosis.  Ir Med J 79:320-323, 1986.
  3. Torosian M, Williams NN, Nguyen H.  Effect of nutrition on tumour growth and cell cycle kinetics.  JPEN 13:75-81, 1989.
  4. Williams NN, Broe PJ, Burke P, Meagher EA, O'Donoghue C, Otridge B, Bouchier-Hayes D. Heparin kinetics in vascular surgery.  European Journal of Vascular Surgery 3(6):493-496, Dec. 1989.
  5. Sigal RK, Leiberman M, Reynolds JV, Williams NN, Zeigler M, Daly JM.  Tumor immunization: Improved results after vaccine modification with recombinant gamma-interferon.  Archives of Surgery 125(3):308-312, Mar. 1990.
  6. Rodeck U, Williams NN, Herlyn M.  Disruption of autocrine growth stimulation of carcino-ma cells by monoclonal anti-EGF-receptor antibody 425.  J Cell Biochem 44:69-80, 1990.
  7. Singletary S, Williams NN, Larry C, Tucker S, Spitzer G, Herlyn M.  Transforming-growth factor alpha secretion by epidermal growth factor-dependent but not by epidermal growth factor-independent human tumour cell lines.  Anticancer Research 10(6):1501-1505, Nov./Dec. 1990.
  8. Lieberman M, Sigal RK, Williams NN, Daly JM.  Natural killer cell stimulating factor (NK-SF) augments NK cell and antibody-dependent tumoricidal response in vitro against colon carcinoma cells.  Journal of Surgical Research 50(4):410-415, Apr. 1991.
  9. Cronin KJ, Kerin MJ, Williams NN, Crowe J, MacMathuna P, Lennon J, Fitzpatrick JM, Gorey TF.  Endoscopic management of common bile duct stones with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Irish Journal of Medical Science 160(9):265-267, Sept. 1991.
  10. Williams NN, Gyorfi T, Iliopoulos D, Herlyn D, Greenstein D, Linnenbach AJ, Daly JM, Jensen P, Rodeck U, Herlyn M.  Growth factor independence and invasive properties of colorectal carcinoma cells.  International Journal of Cancer 50(2):274-280, Jan. 21, 1992.
  11. Geraghty JG, Nsubuga M, Williams NN, Angerson W, Sarazen AA, Dervan PA, Fitzpatrick JM.  A study of regional distribution of renal blood flow using quantitative autoradiography.  American Journal of Physiology  263(5 Pt 2):F958-F962, Nov. 1992.
  12. Murphy M, Leavey S, Burke P, Williams NN, Lamont J, O'Donnell R, Grace P, Bouchier-Hayes D.  How much heparin?  A simple in vitro test.  European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery 7:427-431, 1993.
  13. Creagh TA, Williams NN, Cronin K, Kerin MJ, Smith JM, Fitzpatrick JM.  In situ ESWL for ureteric calculi: the optimum treatment?  Irish Journal of Medical Science 162(9):348-350, Sept. 1993.
  14. Darzi A, Geraghty JG, Williams NN, Sheehan S, Tanner WA, Keane FB.  The pros and cons of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the management of gallstone disease.  Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 76(1):42-46, Jan. 1994.
  15. Kerin MJ, Williams NN, Cronin K, Ennis J, Fitzpatrick JM, Gorey TF.  Stereotactic fine needle aspiration cytology: a prospective study.  British Journal of Surgery 81(2):221-222, Feb. 1994.
  16. Cronin K, Williams NN, Kerin MJ, Creagh T, Fitzpatrick JM.  Proliferative cell nuclear antigen:  a new prognostic indicator for renal cell carcinoma.  Journal of Urology 152(3):834-836, Sept. 1994.
  17. Compher C, Frankel W, Tazelaar J, Lawson J, Kinosian B, Williams NN, Rombeau JL.  Wheat bran decreases aberrant crypt foci preserves normal proliferation, and increases butyrate levels in experimental colon cancer.  JPEN 23(5):269-278, Sept./Oct. 1999.
  18. Eubanks TR, Clements RH, Pohl D, Williams NN, Schaad DC, Horgan S, Pellegrini C.  An objective scoring system for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  JACS 189(6):566-574, Dec. 1999.
  19. Bleir JL, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Song HK, Rosato EF, Williams NN.  Hand-assisted laparoscopy: Application to bariatric surgery.  Surgical Endoscopy 14(10):902-907, Oct. 2000.
  20. Dumon KR, Ishii H, Vecchione A, Trapasso F, Baldassarre G, Chakrani F, Druck T, Rosato EF, Williams NN, Baffa R, During MJ, Huebner K, Croce CM.  Fragile histidine triad expression delays tumor development and induces apoptosis in human pancreatic cancer.  Cancer Research 61(12):4827-4836, June 15, 2001.
  21. Yiangou Y, Facer P, Smith JA, Sangameswaran L, Eglen R, Birch R, Knowles C, Williams N, Anand P.  Increased acid-sensing ion channel ASIC-3 in inflamed human intestine.  European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 13(8):891-896, Aug. 2001.
  22. Ahmad NA, Lewis JD, Ginsberg GG, Haller DG, Morris JB, Williams NN, Rosato EF, Kochman ML.  Long term survival after pancreatic resection for pancreatic adenocarcinoma.  American Journal of Gastroenterology 96(9):2609-2615, Sept. 2001.
  23. Sprouse LR 2nd, Roe SM, Kaufman HJ, Williams N.  Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy without intraoperative localization.  American Surgeon 67(11):1022-1029, Nov. 2001.
  24. Velidedeoglu E, Williams N, Brayman KL, Desai NM, Campos L, Palanjian M, Wocjik M, Bloom R, Grossman R, Mange K, Buyske J, Barker CF, Naji A, Markmann JF.  Surgical options for live-donor nephrectomy. Transplantation Proceedings 33(7-8):3789-3790, Nov./Dec. 2001.
  25. Chen CN, McVay LD, Batlivala ZS, Hendren SK, Swain GP, Salzman N, Williams NN, Rombeau JL.  Anatomic and functional characteristics of the rat ileal pouch.  American Journal of Surgery 183(4):464-470, Apr. 2002.
  26. Velidedeoglu E, Williams N, Brayman KL, Desai NM, Campos L, Palanjian M, Wocjik M, Bloom R, Grossman RA, Mange K, Barker CF, Naji A, Markmann JF.  Comparison of open, laparoscopic, and hand-assisted approaches to live-donor nephrectomy. Transplantation 74(2):169-172, July 27, 2002.
  27. Berry MF, Rosato EF, Williams NN.  Dexon mesh splenorrhaphy for intraoperative splenic injuries.  American Surgeon 69(2):176-80, Feb. 2003.
  28. Yendamuri S, Kuroki T, Trapasso F, Henry AC, Dumon KR, Huebner K, Williams NN, Kaiser LR, Croce CM.  WW domain containing oxidoreductase gene expression is altered in non-small cell lung cancer.  Cancer Research 63(4):878-881, Feb. 15, 2003.
  29. Kuroki T, Trapasso F, Yendamuri S, Matsuyama A, Alder H, Williams NN, Kaiser LR,  Croce CM.  Allelic loss on chromosome 3p21.3 and promoter hypermethylation of sema-phorin 3B in non-small cell lung cancer.  Cancer Research 63(12):3352-3355, June 15, 2003.
  30. Lew RJ, Shah JN, Chalian A, Weber RS, Williams NN, Kochman ML.  Technique of endoscopic retrograde puncture and dilatation of total esophageal stenosis in patients with radiation-induced strictures.  Head & Neck 26(2):179-183, Feb. 2004.
  31. Kuroki T, Yendamuri S, Trapasso F, Matsuyama A, Aqeilan RI, Alder H, Rattan S, Cesari R, Nolli ML, Williams NN, Mori M, Kanematsu T, Croce CM.  The tumor suppressor gene WWOX at FRA16D is involved in pancreatic carcinogenesis.  Clinical Cancer Research 10(7):2459-2465, Apr. 1, 2004.
  32. Chatterjee S, Williams NN, Ohara ML, Twomey C, Morris JB, Acker MA.  Diaphrag-matic hernias associated with ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 77(6):2111-2114, June 2004.
  33. Sarwer DB, Cohn NI, Gibbons LM, Magee L, Crerand CE, Raper SE, Rosato EF, Williams NN, Wadden TA.  Psychiatric diagnoses and psychiatric treatment among bariatric surgery candidates.  Obesity Surgery 14(9):1148-1156, Oct. 2004.
  34. Shah JN, Lew RJ, Chalian A, Weber RS, Williams NN, Kochman ML.  Endoscopic rendezvous procedure for complete esophageal stenosis. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy  62(4):647-648, Apr. 2005.
  35. Crerand CE, Wadden TA, Sarwar DB, Fabricatore AN, Kuehnel RH, Gibbons LM, Brock JR, Williams NN.  A comparison of weight histories in women with class III versus class I-II obesity.  Obesity 14(Suppl 3):63S-69S, Mar. 2006.
  36. Gibbons LM, Sarwar DB, Crerand CE, Fabricatore AN, Kuehnel RH, Lipschutz PE,  Raper SE, Williams NN, Wadden TA. Previous weight loss experiences of bariatric surgery candidates: How much have patients dieted prior to surgery?  Obesity 14(Suppl 3):70S-76S, Mar. 2006.
  37. Allison KC, Wadden TA, Sarwar DB, Fabricatore AN, Crerand CE, Gibbons LM, Stunkard AJ, Williams NN.  Night eating syndrome and binge eating disorder among persons seeking bariatric surgery: prevalence and related features.  Obesity 14(Suppl 3):77S-82S, Mar. 2006.
  38. Fabricatore AN, Wadden TA, Sarwar DB, Crerand CE, Kuehnel RH, Lipshutz P, Raper SE, Williams NN.  Self-reported eating behaviors of extremely obese persons seeking bariatric surgery: a factor analytic approach.  Obesity 14(Suppl 3):83S-89S, Mar. 2006.
  39. Wadden TA, Butryn ML, Sarwar DB, Fabricatore AN, Crerand CE, Lipschutz, Faulconbridge L, Raper SE, Williams NN.  Comparison of psychosocial status in treatment-seeking women with class III vs. class I-II obesity.  Obesity 14(Suppl 3):90S-98S, Mar. 2006.
  40. Wadden TA, Butryn ML, Sarwar DB, Fabricatore AN, Crerand CE, Lipschutz, Faulconbridge L, Raper SE, Williams NN.  Comparison of psychosocial status in treatment-seeking women with class III vs. class I-II obesity.  Surgery for Obesity & Related Disorders 2(2):138-145, Mar./Apr. 2006.
  41. Fabricatore AN, Wadden TA, Sarwar DB, Crerand CE, Kuehnel RH, Lipshutz P, Raper SE, Williams NN.  Self-reported eating behaviors of extremely obese persons seeking bariatric surgery: a factor analytic approach.  Surgery for Obesity & Related Disorders 2(2):146-152, Mar./Apr. 2006.
  42. Allison KC, Wadden TA, Sarwar DB, Fabricatore AN, Crerand CE, Gibbons LM, Stunkard AJ, Williams NN.  Night eating syndrome and binge eating disorder among persons seeking bariatric surgery: prevalence and related features.  Surgery for Obesity & Related Disorders (2)153-158, 2006
  43. Gibbons LM, Sarwar DB, Crerand CE, Fabricatore AN, Kuehnel RH, Lipschutz PE,  Raper SE, Williams NN, Wadden TA. Previous weight loss experiences of bariatric surgery candidates: How much have patients dieted prior to surgery?  Surgery for Obesity & Related Disorders 2(2):159-164, Mar./Apr. 2006.
  44. Crerand CE, Wadden TA, Sarwar DB, Fabricatore AN, Kuehnel RH, Gibbons LM, Brock JR, Williams NN.  A comparison of weight histories in women with class III versus class I-II obesity.  Surgery for Obesity & Related Disorders (2):165-170, Mar./Apr. 2006.
  45. Jha S, Levine M, Rubesin S, Dumon K, Kochman ML, Laufer I, Williams NN.  Detection of strictures on upper gastrointestinal tract radiographic examinations after laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery: importance of projection.  American Journal of Roentgenology 186(4):1090-1093, Apr. 2006.
  46. Gustafson TB, Gibbons LM, Sarwer DB, Crerand CE, Fabricatore AN, Wadden TA, Raper SE, Williams NN.  History of sexual abuse among bariatric surgery candidates. Surgery for Obesity & Related Diseases 2(3):369-376, May/June 2006.
  47. Kicska G, Levine MS, Raper SE, Williams NN.  Gastric volvulus after gastric banding for morbid obesity. American Journal of Roentgenology 2007 (in press).
  48. Teitelman M, Grotegut CA, Williams NN, Lewis JD.  The impact of bariatric surgery on menstrual patterns.  Obesity Surgery 16(11):1457-1463, Nov. 2006.
  49. Yendamuri S, Trapasso F, Ferracin M, Cesari R, Sevignani C, Shimizu M, Rattan S, Kuroki T, Dumon KR, Bullrich F, Liu CG, Negrini M, Williams NN, Kaiser LR, Croce CM, Calin GA.  Tumor suppressor functions of ARLTS1 in lung cancers. Cancer Research 67(16):7738-7745, Aug. 2007.
  50. Kim R, Langer JM, Baker AW, Filter DE, Williams NN, Sarwer DB.  Psychosocial status in adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery.  Obesity Surgery 18(1):27-33, Jan. 2008.
  51. Sarwer DB, Wadden TA, Moore RH, Baker AW, Gibbons LM, Raper SE, Williams NN.  Preoperative eating behavior, postoperative dietary adherence, and weight loss after gastric bypass surgery. Surgery for Obesity & Related Disorders 4(5):640-646, Sept./Oct. 2008.
  52. Foley PJ, Roses RE, Kelz RR, Resnick AS, Williams NN, Mullen JL, Kaiser LR, Morris JB.  The state of general surgery training: a different perspective.  Journal of Surgical Education 65(6):494-498, Nov./Dec. 2008.
  53. Neligan PJ, Malhotra G, Fraser M, Williams N, Greenblatt EP, Cereda M, Ochroch EA.  Continuous positive airway pressure via the boussignac system immediately after extubation improves lung function in morbidly obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery.  Anesthesiology 110(4):878-884, Apr. 2009.
  54. Roses RE, Foley PJ, Paulson EC, Pray L, Kelz R, Williams NN, Morris JB.  Revisiting the rotating call schedule in under 80 hours per week.  Journal of Surgical Education, 66(6):357-360, Nov./Dec. 2009.
  55. Swenson D, Levine MS, Rubesin SE, Williams NN, Dumon K.  Utility of routine barium studies after Lap Band adjustment.  American Journal of Roentgenology 194(1):129-135, Jan. 2010.
  56. Sarwer DB, Von Sydow Green A, Williams NN. Psychosocial issues in adolescent bariatric surgery.  Surgery for Obesity & Related Disorders Aug. 19, 2010 [Epub ahead of print].
  57. Edelson PK, Dumon KR, Sonnad SS, Shafi BM, Williams NN.  Robotic vs. conventional laparoscopic gastric banding: a comparison of 407 cases.  Surgical Endoscopy Oct. 26, 2010 [Epub ahead of print]
  58. Jones-Corneille LR, Wadden TA, Sarwer DB, Faulconbridge LF, Fabricatore AN, Stack RM, Cottrell FA, Pulcini ME, Webb VL, Williams NN. Axis I psychopathology in bariatric surgery candidates with and without binge eating disorder: results of structured clinical interviews.  Obesity Surgery Nov. 19, 2010 [Epub ahead of print].
  59. Sarwer DB, Wadden TA, Moore RH, Eisenberg MH, Raper SE, Williams NN.  Changes in quality of life and body image after gastric bypass surgery.  Surgery for Obesity & Related Disorders 6(6):608-614, Nov./Dec. 2010 (Epub Aug 13, 2010).
  60. Mittal MK, Kreitz KA, Resnick AS, Morris JB, Williams NN, Dumon KR.  A novel approach for augmenting percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement. Simulation Healthcare 5(6):346-349, Dec. 2010.
  61. Wadden TA, Faulconbridge LF, Jones-Corneille LR, Sarwer DB, Fabricatore AN, Thomas JG, Wilson GT, Alexander MG, Webb VL, Williams NN.  Binge eating disorder and the outcome of bariatric surgery at one year: A prospective observational study. Obesity (Silver Spring) 19(6):1220-1228, June 2011 (Epub Jan 20, 2011).
  62. Williams NN, Mittal MK, Dumon KR, Matika G, Pray LA, Resnick AS, Morris JB. Penn Medicine clinical simulation center.  Journal of Surgical Education 68(1):83-86, Jan./Feb. 2011.
  63. Sareli AE, Cantor CR, Williams N, Korus G, Raper SE, Pien G, Hurley S, Maislin G, Schwab RJ.  Obstructive sleep apnea in patients undergoing bariatric surgery: A tertiary center experience.  Obesity Surgery 21(3):316-327, Mar. 2011.
  64. Edelson PK, Dumon KR, Sonnad SS, Shafi BM, Williams NN.  Robotic vs. conventional laparoscopic gastric banding: A comparison of 407 cases.  Surgical Endoscopy 25(5):1402-1408, May 2011 (Epub Oct. 26, 2010).
  65. Dumon KR, Edelson PK, Raper SE, Foster-Kilgarriff K, Williams NN.  Implementation of designated bariatric surgery program leads to improved clinical outcomes.  Surgery for Obesity & Related Disorders 7(3):2711-2716, May/June 2011 (Epub Feb. 26, 2011).
  66. Pascual JL, Holena DN, Vella MA, Palmieri J, Sicoutris C, Selvan B, Fox AD, Sarani B, Sims C, Williams NN, Schwab CW.  Short simulation training improves objective skills in established advanced practitioners managing emergencies on the ward and surgical intensive care unit.  Journal of Trauma 71(2):330-338, Aug. 2011.
  67. Halpern CH, Torres N, Hurtig HI, Wolf JA, Stephen J, Oh MY, Williams NN, Dichter MA, Jaggi JL, Caplan AL, Kampman KM, Wadden TA, Whiting DM, Baltuch GH.  Expanding appli-cations of deep brain stimulation: A potential therapeutic role in obesity and addiction manage-ment.  Acta Neurochir (Wien) 153(12):2293-2306, Dec. 2011 (Epub ahead of print Oct. 7, 2011).
  68. Danzer E, Dumon K, Kolb G, Pray L, Selvan B, Resnick AS, Morris JB, Williams NN.  What is the cost associated with the implementation and maintenance of an ACS/APDS-based surgical skills curriculum?  Journal of Surgical Education 68(6):519-525, Nov. 2011.
  69. Compher CW, Hanlon A, Kang Y, Elkin L, Williams NN.  Attendance at clinical visits predicts weight loss after gastric bypass surgery.  Obes Surg. 2012 Jun;22(6):927-34. Dec. 10, 2011 (Epub ahead of print).
  70. Dumon KR, Edelson PK, Raper SE, Foster-Kilgarrif, Williams NN.  The implementation of a designated bariatric surgery program leads to improved clinical outcomes. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 May-Jun;7(3):271-6.
  71. Mittal MK, Dumon KR, Martinez-Acero N, Edelson PK, Resnick AS, Morris JB, Williams NN.  Successful implementation of the ACS/APDS surgical skills curriculum via a four week consecutive simulation rotation.  Simul Healthc. 2012 Jun;7(3):147-54.
  72. Hashimoto DA, Gomez ED, Danzer E, Edelson PK, Morris JB, Williams NN, Dumon K.    Intraoperative resident education for robotic laparoscopic gastric banding surgery: a pilot study on the safety of stepwise education.  J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jun;214(6):990-6. Epub 2012 Apr 21.
  73. Sarwer DB, Moore RH, Spitzer JC, Wadden TA, Raper SE, Williams NN. A pilot study investigating the efficacy of postoperative dietary counseling to improve outcomes after bariatric surgery.  Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Sept-Oct(5)561-8.
  74. Okusanya OT, Reinke CE, Kornfield ZN, Morris JB, Sarani B, Williams NN, Kelz RR.  The Effect and Durability of a Pre-graduation Boot Camp on the Confidence of Senior Medical Student Entering Surgical Residencies. J Surg Educ. 2012 Jul;69(4):536-43.
  75. Reinke CE, Kelz RR, Pray L, Williams NN, Bleier J, Murayama K, Morris JB.  Trimming the Fat: Optimizing Overall Educational Value by Defining Factors Associated with Overall Educational Value and Service to Education Ratio.  J Surg Educ, Nov-Dec 2012: 69(6)813-8.
  76. Williams NN.  Surgical Therapy for Obesity.  Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Apr;8(4):266-9.
  77. Mollo EA, Reinke CE, Nelson C, Holena, Kann B, Williams NN, Bleier J, Kelz RR.  The simulated ward: ideal for training clinical clerks in an era of patient safety.  J Surg Res. 2012 Sep 177(1)1-6.
  78. Attiah MA, Halpern CH, Balmuri U, Vinai P, Mehta S, Baltuch GH, Williams NN, Wadden TA, Stein SC. Durability of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery: a meta-regression study.   Ann Surg. 2012 Aug;256(2):251-4.
  79. Hashimoto DA, Gomez ED, Williams NN, Aggarwal R.  RE: Consumer-based technology for distribution of surgical videos for objective evaluation.  Surg Endosc. 2013 May;(8)1847.
  80. Choudhury RA, Murayama KM, Abt PL, Glick HA, Naji A, Williams NN, Dumon KR. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass compared with aggressive diet and exercise therapy for morbidly obese patients awaiting renal transplant: a decision analysis.  Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2013 May 23. doi:pii: S1550-7289(13)00165-2. 10.1016/j.soard.2013.04.016. [Epub ahead of print].
  81. McMahan W, Gomez ED, Chen L, Bark K,  Nappo JC, Koch EI, Lee DI, Dumon KR, Williams NN, Kuchenbecker KJ.  A practical system for recording instrument interactions during live robotic surgery. J Robotic Surgery 2013 (in press).

Research Publications, Peer Reviewed

  1. Williams NN, Daly JM.  Current trends in the management of hepatic metastases. [Review]  Surgery Annual. Nyhus L (ed). 21:215-235, 1989.
  2. Williams NN, Daly JM.  Systemic versus regional infusional chemotherapy for liver metastases from colorectal carcinoma.  [Review] Surgical Clinics of North America 69(2):401-410, Apr. 1989.
  3. Herlyn M, Williams NN, Kath R, Valy-Nagy I, Rodeck U.  Growth regulatory factors for normal, pre-malignant and malignant human cells in vitro. [Review]  Advances in Cancer Research 54:213-234, 1990.
  4. Williams NN, Daly JM.  Flow cytometry and prognostic implications in patients with solid tumors. [Review]  Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics 171(3):257-266, Sept. 1990.
  5. Lee JH, Whittington R, Williams NN, Berry MF, Vaughn DJ, Haller DG, Rosato EF. Outcome of pancreaticoduodenectomy and impact of adjuvant therapy for ampullary carcinomas. [Review] Int J Rad Oncol Biol Phys 47(4):945-953, July 1, 2000.
  6. Guy TS, Williams NN, Rosato EF.  Crohn's disease of the colon. [Review]  Surg Clin NA 81(1):159-168, ix, Feb. 2001.
  7. Canter RJ, Williams NN.  Surgical treatment o f colon and rectal cancer.  [Review] Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America 16:907-926, 2002.
  8. Neligan PJ, Williams N.  Nonsurgical and surgical treatment of obesity. [Review] Anesthesiology Clinics of North America 23(3):501-523, vii, Sept. 2005.
  9. Wadden TA, Sarwar DB, Williams NN. Behavioral assessment and characteristics of patients seeking bariatric surgery. [Review] Obesity 14(Suppl 3):51S-52S, Mar. 2006.
  10. Pisipia JM, Halpern CH, Williams NN, Wadden TA, Baltuch GH, Syein SC.  Deep brain stimulation compared with bariatric surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity: A decision analysis study. [Review] Neurosurgical Focus 29(2):E15, Aug. 2010.
  11. Vetter ML, Dumon KR, Williams NN.  Surgical treatments for obesity. [Review] Psychiatric Clinics of North America 34(4):881-893, Dec. 2011.
Research Publications, Non-Peer Reviewed
  1. Williams NN.  The role of growth factor independence and invasiveness in the development of metastatic colorectal cancer. Masters in Surgery Thesis, Awarded June 1991, University College Dublin, Ireland.
  2. Williams NN, Rodeck U, Daly JM, Herlyn M. Growth regulatory factors for human colorectal carcinoma cells in vitro.  Surg Forum 39:445-447, 1988.
  3. Williams NN, Daly JM, Herlyn M. Primary colorectal carcinoma cell lines contain subpopulations with invasive properties. Surg Forum 40:400-403, 1989.
  4. Koshiji M, Batlivala Z, Williams NN.  Cyclooxygenase-2 expression and apoptosis in early-stage and late-stage colon cancer cell lines differ in response to prostaglandin E2.  Surgical Forum 50:362-363, 1999.

Abstracts (past 3 years)

  1. Edelsen PK, Dumon KD, Williams NN.  Robotic vs traditional lap bands.  Surgical Endoscopy, 2010.
  2. E.D. Gomez, K. Bark, C. Rivera, W. McMahan, A. Remington, D.I. Lee,  N.N. Williams, K.M. Murayama, K.R. Dumon, K.J. Kuchenbecker.  Construct Validity of Instrument Contact Vibrations as a Measure of Robotic Surgical Skill.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2012; 215(3): S119-120.
Editorials, Reviews, Chapters
  1. Williams NN, Daly JM. Current trends in the management of hepatic metastases. [Review] Surgery Annual. Nyhus L (ed). 21:215-235, 1989.
  2. Williams NN, Daly JM. Systemic versus regional infusional chemotherapy for liver metastases from colorectal carcinoma. [Review] Surgical Clinics of North America 69(2):401-410, Apr. 1989.
  3. Daly JM, Williams NN, Torosian M. Hepatic regional infusion chemotherapy. Chap. 33 in Lokich JJ (ed.): Cancer Chemotherapy by Infusion, 2nd Ed. Chicago: Precept Press, 1990, 587-598.
  4. Herlyn M, Williams NN, Kath R,Valy-Nagy I, Rodeck U. Growth regulatory factors for normal, pre-malignant and malignant human cells in vitro. [Review] Advances in Cancer Research 54:213-234, 1990.
  5. Williams NN, Daly JM. Flow cytometry and prognostic implications in patients with solid tumors. [Review] Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics 171(3):257-266, Sept. 1990.
  6. Williams NN, Vaughn DJ, Whittington R, Kochman ML, Rosato EF. Esophagus and proximal gastric tumors. Chap. 2 in Torosian M (ed.): Integrated Cancer Management: Surgery, Medical Oncology and Radiation Therapy. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1999, 49-81.
  7. Williams NN, Kreisel D. Common bile duct injuries. Part V, Chap. 36 in Afdhal NH (ed.): Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Diseases. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2000, 823-842.
  8. Rubesin SE, Williams NN, Rosato EF. Postoperative esophagus. Section V, Chap. 30 in Gore RM, Levine MS and Laufer I (eds.): Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiology, Vol. I. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co., 2000, 495-508.
  9. Lambright ES, Williams NN. The acute abdomen. Part II, Section VII, Chap. 107 in Noble J (ed.): Textbook of Primary Care Medicine. St. Louis: Mosby, 2001, 976-983.
  10. Williams NN, Kriesel D, Rosato EF. Total proctocolectomy for inflammatory bowel disease. Chap. 134 in Baker RJ and Fischer JE (eds.): Mastery of Surgery, Vol. II. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 2001, 1538-1547.
  11. Canter RJ, Williams NN. Surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancer. [Review] Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America 16:907-926, 2002.
  12. Suliman Y, Williams NN. Laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. In Rustgi AK and Crawford J (eds.): Gastrointestinal Cancers: Biology and Clinical Management. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co., 2003, 159-166.
  13. Dumon K, Canter RJ, Williams NN. Surgical approach to ampullary and pancreatic neoplasia. Clinician's Guide to GI Oncology. 2004 (in press).
  14. Dumon K, Darzi A, Traynor O, Williams NN. Surgical education in the new millennium: the European Perspective. Surgical Clinics of North America, 84:1471-1491, 2004.
  15. Neligan PJ., Williams NN. Nonsurgical and surgical treatment of obesity. Anesthesiology Clinics of North America, 23(3):501-23, 2005.
  16. Rubesin SE, Williams NN. Postoperative esophagus. Section V, Chap. 30 in Gore RM, Levine MS and Laufer I (eds.): Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiology, Vol. I. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co., 2007, (in press).
  17. Wadden TA, Sarwar DB, Fabricatore AN, Jones L, Stack R, Williams NN. Psychosocial and behavioral status of patients undergoing bariatric surgery: what to expect before and after surgery. Medical Clinics of North America, 91(3):451-69, 2007.
  18. Dumon KD, Williams NN. Adjustable gastric Banding. Evidence-based Approach to MIS, 2010 (in press).
 
Awards
 
Awards, Honors, and Membership in Honorary Societies
1984 Shepard Prize for Best Research Paper, Annual Scientific Meeting
Richmond Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
 
1986  Shepard Prize for Best Research Paper, Annual Scientific Meeting
St. Laurences Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
 
1988 Ethicon Travelling Fellowship Award, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
 
1990 Sir Peter Freyer Research Award, Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Symposium
University College, Galway, Ireland
 
1991 Mater Hospital Foundation Research Grant
Dublin, Ireland
 
2012 Penn Pearls Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
 
2013 Louis Duhring Outstanding Clinical Specialist Award

R. Noel Williams

 
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